What's going on in olde towne?

Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Lewis McGehee, 5 pm to 8 pm

Date: June 1, 2016 By: Joe Elder Category: Blog

Friday, June 3, 2016  5 pm to 8 pm  Enjoy refreshments and a live performance by Lewis McGehee. Mr. McGehee launched his musical career playing guitar and singing with the likes of Ry Cooder, John Prine, The Talking Heads, and Bruce Hornsby. His performances have become an annual springtime courtyard concert event at the Portsmouth...

132nd Annual Memorial Day Parade

Date: May 27, 2016 By: Joe Elder Category: Blog

May 30th, 2016 Along High Street starting at Effingham Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA. Parade starts at 10:00 am A Portsmouth tradition since 1884. Annually, the Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and celebrates Portsmouth’s proud military heritage.  This year’s parade will...

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE(D) Inaugural Installation of Olde Towne Cornerstones

Date: By: Joe Elder Category: Blog

Portsmouth, VA – The Portsmouth Heritage Initiative will lay the inaugural stone in the Portsmouth Squared project on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:30AM.  The ceremony will be held at Golden Square – 200 High Street, at the intersection of High & Crawford Streets. Portsmouth, the first city in Hampton Roads, was well planned from...

Marine Sculptures by Virginia Artist Larry Bage

Date: March 23, 2016 By: Joe Elder Category: Blog

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery presents the collection of marine bronze and mixed media art sculptures by Norfolk, Virginia artist Larry Bage. The collection features marine life in various forms from sculptures to vases of swirling fish, even a metal and driftwood sea monster. The collection varies in size and scope including the large...

Portsmouth to get L-O-V-E statue in June

Date: By: Joe Elder Category: Blog

By Johanna Somers,  The Virginian Pilot The city is scheduled to get its very own L-O-V-E statue in June, thanks to the community organization Support Portsmouth Public Art. The L-O-V-E art, seen in many forms throughout Virginia, is designed to show that “love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation,” according to the state’s...